What are emotional shackles, how do they feel or look like?
Every person was created to thrive and live in abundance, however our environment, events, day to day experiences, cultural and social practices that we had up to the age of 14 years old can change the story from abundance to the pain of emotional shackles. This causes self-doubt, shame, guilt, and robs of the ability to think and act spontaneously, which makes one feel anxious and depressed. This turns a person into a chaser, a codependent, people pleaser, tolerating unhealthy or emotionally unavailable relationships and feeling not good enough and so stuck in life.
Operating in emotional shackles is painful and frustrating. a person operating on emotional shackles feels like he/she is giving and doing everything but never getting the desired result. This person overcommits at work, with family, in relationships, and in every area of their life. It becomes very hard for this person to turn down any request in an effort of trying not to make anyone unhappy or avoiding to look bad. All this only turns a person into a door mat, a people pleaser, drained and resentful. Majority of the time, those who are bound by emotional shackles don’t have a clue of being in a bondage, they can tell something is not right but are not able to place a finger on the exact issue. Some tend to think they are bound by generational curses. Emotional shackles are a result of generational trauma.
Good news though is that the shackles can be broken! Acknowledged trauma can be healed.